agaric

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agarics (unknown Agaricus species)

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From Latin agaricum, from Ancient Greek ἀγαρικόν (agarikón, a tree fungus, Phellinus pomaceus)), from the country of Agaria, in Sarmatia.

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agaric (plural agarics)

  1. Any of various fungi, principally of the order Agaricales, having fruiting bodies consisting of umbrella-like caps, on stalks, with numerous gills beneath.
  2. A dried fruiting body of a fungus formerly used in medicine, (now Fomitopsis officinalis, formerly Fomes officinalis, Polyporus officinalis)

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